It is not the responsibility of Floridians to subsidize aliens to reside in our state unlawfully; we did not consent to Biden’s open-borders agenda.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Published today – the NY POST:

Ron DeSantis ships 2 planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard: report

Allie Griffin

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent two full planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday — making good on his promise to ship off illegal immigrants to progressive states. 

The migrants got off the planes from Florida and could be seen on the tarmac at Martha’s Vineyard Airport on the small Massachusetts island, Fox News Digital reported

A spokesperson for the Republican governor confirmed in a statement to the outlet that the flights were “part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.”

“States like Massachusetts, New York and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden administration’s open border policies,” said Taryn Fenske, the governor’s communication director.

Venezuelan migrants are seen at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School in Massachusetts.
Venezuelan migrants are seen at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Massachusetts.
A migrant is seen on a school bus shortly after landing at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts.
A migrant is seen on a school bus shortly after landing at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts.
Ron DeSantis speaks
A spokesperson for Ron DeSantis said the flights were part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to their destinations.

Florida state legislators appropriated $12 million from the state budget for the Florida Department of Transportation to implement the immigrant relocation program in April. 

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s office said the arrivals at Martha’s Vineyard were provided short-term shelter, Fox reported. 

Lighthouse.
Martha’s Vineyard is a popular vacation destination beloved by progressive celebrities and politicians.
Satellite view of Martha's Vineyard.
A satellite view of Martha’s Vineyard.
Victorian houses.
A row of Victorian houses in Oak Bluff on Martha’s Vineyard.
Edgartown.
The town of Edgartown located on Martha’s Vineyard.
Menemsha Harbor.
Short-term shelter services are being provided by local officials,

“The Baker-Polito Administration is in touch with local officials regarding the arrival of migrants in Martha’s Vineyard,” Terry MacCormack, Baker’s press secretary, wrote in a statement to the outlet. “At this time, short-term shelter services are being provided by local officials, and the Administration will continue to support those efforts.”

The Vineyard is a popular vacation destination beloved by progressive celebrities and politicians like former President Barack Obama, who owns a multimillion-dollar home on the island. 

A plane full of migrants arrives at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.
A plane full of migrants arrives at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.
Migrants are seen on the tarmac at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts.
Migrants are seen on the tarmac at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed to send migrants to Democratic states.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed to send migrants to Democratic states.

DeSantis had proposed Martha’s Vineyard or Delaware — President Biden’s home state — as possible destinations for individuals removed from his state through the immigrant relocation program. 

“It is not the responsibility of Floridians to subsidize aliens to reside in our state unlawfully; we did not consent to Biden’s open-borders agenda,” the governor’s office said at the time of the program’s launch. 

Immigrants.
Immigrants gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Sept. 14, 2022 in Edgartown, Mass.
Immigrants.
Immigrants are spotted with their bags and luggages following their arrival in Edgartown, Mass. on Sept. 14, 2022.
Venezuelan migrants play soccer.
Venezuelan migrants play outside the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.
Immigrants.
The immigrants arrive in Edgartown, Mass., as they are are fed outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Sept. 14, 2022.

DeSantis is not the only Republican governor to send off migrants to progressive parts of the country. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been shipping thousands of people who entered the US illegally to Washington, DC, New York City and Chicago. Arizona has also sent busloads of migrants to Washington.